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  • THINGS RUN IN A CYCLE, I HAVE BEEN THROUGH THIS BEFORE

    It is certainly a new world in which we live! When speaking with colleagues of mine, I often hear them say “things run in a cycle, I have been through this before.”  With the advent of healthcare reform and pay for performance, we are at a point in healthcare that we have never experienced before.  Years ago, organizations had a choice of where to appropriate their priority, mission or margin?
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Wed, 06 May 2015 17:01:00 -0500

After a painful birth, individual health insurance exchanges are moving toward sustainability, but some payers and providers still fear the future.

Wed, 06 May 2015 12:23:00 -0500

The actions taken by an organization in the days, weeks, and months after a security breach can mean the difference between recovery and organizational failure—whether the breach is a result of criminal activity or "good people doing stupid things."

Wed, 06 May 2015 12:20:00 -0500

An evaluation of Medicare's payment reform efforts finds that "40% of every dollar in the commercial market was flowing to value-oriented payment methods," a nonprofit coalition of employer and healthcare purchasers says.

Tue, 05 May 2015 14:34:00 -0500

In addition to cutting-edge tools and devices, some healthcare leaders are finding that even putting consumer feedback on a website can play a role.

Tue, 05 May 2015 12:18:00 -0500

At its annual meeting, the American Telemedicine Association reports that 24 states now require that healthcare received via telemedicine be paid the same as in-person services.

Tue, 05 May 2015 12:12:00 -0500

Medicare's accountable care organization model has notched sufficient savings to meet the agency's criteria for expansion to a larger population of beneficiaries.

Mon, 04 May 2015 12:29:00 -0500

In a study, only 6% of would-be patients were told they were refused an appointment because they were not covered by a health plan. But fewer than 20% of physicians were willing to see an uninsured patient unless they were paid in full up front.

Mon, 04 May 2015 12:27:00 -0500

Telemedicine is removing geographical boundaries and bringing patients and providers together.

Fri, 01 May 2015 12:19:00 -0500

According to HealthLeaders Media research, an increasing number of health systems and physicians enter into clinical integration arrangements to gain expertise in population health management. Leaders who are developing clinical integration networks say the strategy is helping align physicians, metrics, and goals of care, but planning on the front end is crucial.

Fri, 01 May 2015 12:13:00 -0500

Enrollment is on the rise, but lack of federally funded residency training positions is fueling concern among medical school deans about enrollment growth outpacing growth in graduate medical education.

Fri, 01 May 2015 12:08:00 -0500

Changes in hospital infection control protocols and other factors have prompted the FDA to issue a proposed rule and seek more data on the safety of active ingredients found in hand sanitizing agents used in clinical settings.

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:23:00 -0500

When Robert Klitzman, MD, first began researching institutional review boards, he was struck by how little he— or anyone— knew. "There was very little data about how they actually make decisions," Klitzman, a psychiatrist and director of the Bioethics program at Columbia University, told MedPage Today. His latest book tries to change that.

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:19:00 -0500

The Federal Trade Commission says New York's Certificate of Public Advantage regulations that provide antitrust exemptions for the state's implementation plan for Medicaid redesign "are unnecessary because antitrust law already permits healthcare collaborations that benefit consumers."

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:15:00 -0500

Hospitals have a broader responsibility to elderly trauma patients than just the time spent within their walls, and should consider updating their strategies to ensure the best outcomes for these patients, research suggests.

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 12:11:00 -0500

The Leapfrog Group's hospital rating scores dating to 2012 are now public and display trend lines. Some hospitals show dramatic improvement over the years, but others are on the opposite trajectory.

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 12:10:00 -0500

Provider organizations are tackling social issues in order to help patients better manage their health and to avoid incurring government penalties.

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 12:15:00 -0500

Researchers find a "very strong relationship between [physician] satisfaction and burnout and the leadership behaviors of physician supervisors" in large healthcare organizations.

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 12:11:00 -0500

Increasingly, healthcare leaders recognize the need to develop robust tools to integrate clinical and business data to enable meaningful analytics, but getting there is a challenge.

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 12:17:00 -0500

LG Health, which generated nearly $970 million in revenue last year, and the University of Pennsylvania Health System have agreed to merge. "There is no financial transaction," says LG Health's CEO. "This is a matter of being incorporated and consolidated."

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 12:14:00 -0500

Executive compensation structures can be updated to better attract, retain, and engage leaders. Four senior healthcare discuss how.

Wed, 11 Mar 2015 15:45:52 -0500

Is the paleo diet better for you than standard nutritional guidelines? Take our survey and let us know.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:53:44 -0500

The Affordable Care Act is having a lasting impact on small businesses, affecting how owners make decisions about hiring and managing staff, upgrading equipment and more.

Mon, 10 Mar 2014 22:04:15 -0500

With just over three weeks left to choose new coverage in the health law marketplaces, deciphering the complex system of subsidies remains a key challenge for many would-be insurance customers.

Fri, 28 Feb 2014 18:47:12 -0600

A WSJ reporter followed a group of families and scientists trying to accelerate the development of a drug to treat Niemann-Pick Type C disease, a rare and fatal cholesterol metabolism disorder known as NPC that strikes primarily children.

Wed, 26 Feb 2014 21:31:45 -0600

Health law overhaul is affecting millions of Americans. Readers write to the Wall Street Journal to answer the question, "How has the health law affected you?"

Tue, 25 Feb 2014 16:18:21 -0600

On Tuesday, February 25 at 3:00 p.m. ET the Wall Street Journal's Anna Mathews will be joined by Karen Pollitz, a senior fellow at the Kaiser Family Foundation, Mike Stahl, senior vice president at HealthMarkets, and Adam Okun, senior vice president at Frenkel Benefits, to discuss the health law, what it means for consumers and employers, and answer reader questions.

Tue, 18 Feb 2014 23:27:25 -0600

This has been a huge year for the law known as Obamacare. Tell us your story of how the health law has affected you.

Mon, 09 Dec 2013 20:08:45 -0600

Dr. Christopher Austin and the Journal's Health reporter Amy Dockser Marcus took questions about treatments for rare disease during a Reddit AMA.

Tue, 03 Dec 2013 14:35:50 -0600

For years, Christopher P. Austin has been trying to develop a way for science to build a better partnership with patients. Dr. Austin and the Journal’s Amy Dockser Marcus are answering questions now.

Fri, 06 Sep 2013 15:27:34 -0500

Sleep experts say napping done right is good for the brain and our work performance. But what’s the best way to grab some extra zzz’s during the day?

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